Customers sit outside coffee shops in the Plaka district in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

In case you’re wondering, yes, “pandemic” is a Greek word, meaning “affecting all the people”. Which is one reason why Greece has taken the Covid viru(...)

Taoiseach  Micheál Martin at the EU summit.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he feared that the EU summit was moving towards cutting the €750 billion rescue package as talks entered a third day. M(...)

Vehicles queue at the border crossing in Krusaa, Denmark, after the country reopened its borders to Germany on Monday. Photograph:  Claus Fisker/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

With huge traffic jams and a run on cheap cigarettes, border-free Europe was back in business on Monday, just in time for the summer holidays. Three (...)

A fisherman works at a marina in Glyfada, near Athens. Tourism contributes 20 per cent of Greece’s GDP. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

Louise Stephens of the Abbey Theatre (as reported here on April 25th) asks if the Greeks have a word for “the longing you have for someone when you kn(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Council president Charles Michel after the video-conferenced EU summit. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/Reuters

Weeks of further talks are expected to try to bridge differences among European Union member states over how to fund the bloc’s budget and a recovery (...)

Greek riot police clash with demonstrators during the construction of a migrant camp near the town of Mantamados on the island of Lesbos, on February 26th. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP

The death of Greek writer Alki Zei, at the age of 97, closes not only a life of distinguished authorship but also a period of Greek history which is a(...)

Migrants carry belongings towards the Pazarkule border gate in Edirne in northwest Turkey as they try to enter Europe. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP

The young man sank to the ground, blood covering his face as the crowd around him fussed at his clothes in a vain attempt to help. The shaky footage (...)

European Council president Charles Michel (left), European Parliament president David Sassoli (back to camera), Greek prime minister Kyriákos Mitsotákis and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen  look out of the window of a helicopter during a flight over Evros, at the Greek-Turkish border in northern Greece, on Tuesday. Photograph: Dimitris Papamitsos/EPA/Greek prime minister’s office

European Union leaders have given a show of support for Athens, describing Greece as Europe’s “shield” in deterring migrants, despite questions from t(...)

Refugees and migrants land ashore the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

European leaders are heading to the Greek-Turkish frontier on Tuesday in a show of solidarity with Athens as it struggles to manage thousands of migra(...)

Protesting residents of Mantamados village clash with riot police forces outside their village, Lesbos Island, Greece, on Wednesday. Photograph: Panagiotis Balaskas/EPA

Demonstrators gathered for a fourth consecutive day on Thursday on the eastern Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios to protest against government plans t(...)

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